STAN KENTON: ARTISTRY JUMPS [1951]

Υπήρξαν εποχές που η “εμπορική επιτυχία” δεν ήταν συνώνυμο του β΄διαλογής προϊόντος. Κομμάτια όπως αυτό, αντιπροσωπευτικό του επιπέδου και του προσανατολισμού της μουσικής του πιανίστα – συνθέτη Stan Kenton είχαν τεράστια απήχηση σε ένα κοινό, που επί δεκαετίες [’40s-’70s] δεν έπαψε να ενδιαφέρεται γι’ αυτόν και τη φοβερή ορχήστρα του. Progressive jazz…

There were times when “commercial success” was not synonymous of second class product. Tracks like this, representative of the level and orientation of the music of the pianist – composer Stan Kenton, had a huge impact to an audience, who for decades [‘ 40s-70s] never stopped following him and his awesome orchestra. Progressive jazz…

 

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  1. Jean-Jacques Fournier November 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    A very special influence on jazz, was the amazing and fabulous Stan Kenton’s big band jazz. An awakening to another direction in the jazz medium, and less we forget where and with whom our Montreal born Maynard Ferguson played his incredible trumpet, in a range never to be matched!

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    1. Oannes December 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Couldn’t agree more. And it’s unbelievable by today’s standards that such innovative artists were also commercially successful. Thank you very much!

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  2. Resa December 4, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Fantastic! I was seeing a movie I’ve never seen racing through my mind. If ever “visual” could be applied to music, this is it!
    Obviously, this musician was new to me. I’m so happy Marina reblogs your posts. I am following you, but get no notifications.
    I so enjoy the range you present!

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  3. Oannes December 4, 2019 at 6:56 am

    It’s interesting that uncompromising attitude like this, was common in the POP market of the ’40s, the ’50s and the ’60s. And it is sad that guys like SK, pretty famous in their time, have been almost erased from public memory. Thank you for truly listening Resa, I’m gonna check out about notifications.

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